Kevin Bonine, director of education and outreach at the UA-operated Biosphere 2, is interviewed about new tour experiences. Zack Guido, a climate scientist at the UA, discusses one of the warmest and driest winters on record in southern Arizona.
The UA is an international leader in climate science, impacts and policy. We use paleoenvironmental techniques to reconstruct past climates and computer models to understand future conditions. We look at how patterns of drought and heatwaves change and cause water shortages, increase wildfire risks, reduce crop production and food security, threaten defense installations, and affect human health and ecosystems. We work with partners to deliver usable climate science and to create effective responses that help people focus on adaptation, resilience, and risk reduction in the face of climate change.